Nok has been active in the field of development co-operation since 1979, during which time he has performed duties in various regions in Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America and has visited more than 70 countries professionally. Nok has a master’s degree in Tropical Crop Science and hands-on practical experience in crop production, livestock management and horticulture, which often came in handy during his professional assignments
Nok is an experienced project manager and team leader with a comprehensive background in humanitarian aid, rural development, natural resource management, disaster risk reduction, conflict resolution, relief, and reconstruction and rehabilitation. During his many assignments all over the world he has gained valuable experience in topics such as project cycle management, project preparation, planning and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, training & extension, institutional development, civil society strengthening and income generating activities. Other key areas in which over the years he has developed strong skills include food security, poverty alleviation, rural finance, marketing, WASH, FSR, and ecosystems management & restoration.
In his current position at CARE Nederland, Nok is responsible for the overall co-ordination and backstopping (including programme design, M&E, and technical assistance) of a diverse range of relief, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects/programmes focusing on humanitarian aid, disaster risk reduction and conflict management in a large number of countries worldwide.
In 2018 CARE Nederland will be the Chair of the Dutch Relief Alliance.